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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 497 - Nursing Care of the Aged

(3 S.H.) (Elective)

The focus of this course is the bio-psycho-social-spiritual and holistic care of the elderly, given within the nursing process framework. The uniqueness of the aged person is considered as students plan the care and management of altered health states including chronic and high-risk pathophysiological conditions. The course is designed to increase students’ awareness and understanding of the aging process. The strengths and life experience of the aged client are recognized and reinforced to encourage their maximal coping abilities. Course includes a clinical laboratory experience. Prerequisite: Admission to major or instructor’s permission. P/NC only.

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